Dir of Finance for SAAS

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LogoPosting NumberSTA00627PO20Classification TitleAdministrative Manager IInternal TitleDir of Finance for SAASCampusColumbiaWork CountyRichlandCollege/DivisionDivision of Student Affairs and Academic SupportDepartmentSAAS Division of Student AffairsBand 7Advertised Minimum Salary $60,279Advertised Salary Range$60,279-$75,000Location of VacancyPart/Full TimeFull TimeHours per Week37.5Work Schedule

Standard working schedule: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.

Type of Staff PositionFull-time Equivalent (FTE)Basis 12 monthsJob Search CategoryAdministrativeBenefit Eligibility TypeFull-Time Equivalent (FTE)South Carolina RetirementYesState Insurance ProgramsYesAnnual LeaveYesSick LeaveYesAdvertised Job Summary

The Director of Finance for Student Affairs and Academic Support provides guidance, monitoring, compliance, and analysis for the departments comprising Student Affairs and Academic Support in the budgeting and finance areas. The Director manages the annual budget process for the Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support in coordination with division departments, the Sr. Associate VP for Student Affairs and Academic Support, and the University Budget Office. The Director conducts periodic reviews & monitoring of all division fund sources to identify any concerning trends and works directly with departments to develop corrective action plans. The Director monitors University general scholarship accounts and prepares scholarship awarding projections.
In addition, the Director trains departmental business managers, addresses departmental finance questions, serves as the division’s primary liaison to the Budget Office, Controller’s Office, and Purchasing. She/he audits purchasing card activity and tracks grant awards and Foundation activity. The Director coordinates capital planning to ensure that all division needs are identified and aligned with funding sources.

•Conduct training sessions for Student Affairs and Academic Support business managers to address identified training needs in the budgeting and financial management areas.
•Assist departments in linking capital needs to Student Affairs and Academic Support budgeting and planning efforts.
•Manage annual division budget development in coordination with the Senior Associate Vice President, Student Affairs and Academic Support, division departments, and University Budget Office.
•Monitor division budgets through periodic reviews of A-fund accounts, student activity accounts, auxiliary accounts, revenue generating accounts and agency accounts to determine the financial status of Student Affairs and Academic Support Departments.
•Conduct periodic audits of Student Affairs and Academic Support departments to ensure compliance with purchasing card procedures.
•Establish a process to manage grant awards received in Student Affairs and Academic Support departments.
•Manage special projects as assigned by the Senior Associate Vice President, Student Affairs and Academic Support.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Master’s degree and 6 years or bachelor’s degree and 8 years related experience in business, public administration or administrative services.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of USC policies, procedures, financial systems, and human resource systems preferred.


Must have strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel, familiarity with database programs, and the capacity to learn web-based financial systems. Strong analytical skills and the ability to interpret policies and procedures accurately are critical. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are also essential. Must possess knowledge of applicable laws and regulations.

Safety Sensitive or Security SensitiveNoHazardous weather categoryNon-EssentialNumber of Vacancies1Desired Start Date01/05/2021If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end dateJob Open Date10/13/2020Job Close Date11/27/2020Open Until FilledNoSpecial Instructions to Applicant

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

We are only accepting applications submitted by November 27, 2020.

Quicklink for Postinghttp://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/88299EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have at least a Master's degree and 6 years or bachelor's degree and 8 years related experience in business, public administration or administrative services?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Tell me about a time when you had a tight deadline on an important project – how did you balance completing the assignment and other work responsibilities while assuring the accuracy of the work?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe training that you developed and provided to others. How did you determine what training was needed and how did you determine if it was effective?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Do you have experience working with PeopleSoft? If yes, please explain.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Although we accept resumes for review, the application is the official hiring document maintained by the university. Have you completed your application with all education and work experience?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. List of References and Contact Information




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Posted: 10/15/2020
Application Due: 10/29/2020
Work Type: Full Time